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What a Wantable Gift Idea

Wantable Gift Idea

Wantable

I’ve tried to come up with unique gift ideas for my friends, but you wanna know a secret about me?  I’m really terrible at picking out gifts that people will like.  In year’s past, I’ve resorted to sending gift certificates, but that lacks personal touch, or so I hear.  I think I found something more personal, that would make a great gift for my girlfriends – or even me!  This one is really Wantable!  No – I mean it.  It’s Wantable.com.

Wantable is different from other subscription-based services that I have tried.  Other services offer one box.  They send their monthly boxes without regard to buyers’ preferences.  If you don’t like your box, then better luck next time.

Wantable offers three different monthly boxes.  They have a make-up box, an accessories box and an intimates box on a regular basis.  Currently, Wantable is offering a holiday box for Christmas, as well.  Each box comes personalized based on your own preferences. Additionally, you can get a box as a one-time service (which makes it ideal for gift giving) or you can get a monthly subscription to keep the boxes coming.

When you register on Wantable, select the kind of box you want and then, take the personalized style quiz.  I got the make-up box, so I told them all the things I loved – like nail polish, eye cosmetics, browns, etc.  I also rated the things that I considered so-so, like nude colors and bronzers.  I also rated items I really dislike such as sheer nail colors and coral lipsticks.  Based on my personal style, Wantable sent me a box containing:

  • Michael Marcus Shadow Primer (ARV: $24.00)
  • Manna Kadar Sheer Glo Highlighter (ARV: $29.00)
  • Color Club Nail Polish in Sugar Rays (ARV: $8.00)
  • Girlactik Beauty Eye Shadow in Timeless (ARV: $19.00)
  • Skiin Instant Skin Tightener and Line Filler sample

My Thoughts on the Box

Color Club Sugar RaysWell, I have never heard of any of these brands, except Color Club.  I used to use their products when I was a nail tech.  While I am not a HUGE fan of the color, it does make a great base for nail art and my daughter will love it as a stocking stuffer.  She likes the gold-tan color and it works great with her skin tone.

However, I’m in love with the shadow primer and the Girlactik shadow!  These were definitely worthwhile surprises.  They worked well together and the color lasts for hours.  A little of the color goes a long way.  You can even dip your applicator into a little water and apply it wet for a more dramatic statement – perfect for the holidays.

I mixed a little of the highlighter with a bit of moisturizer and wore it alone.  The Manna Kadar Sheer Glo highlighter gave my skin a slight shimmer, making it seem more youthful.

These are definitely high-end cosmetics and they performed as I would expect high-end cosmetics to perform.  My skin glowed and I didn’t break out after wearing them.  They lasted a long time without needing reapplication – and I got to try a few new brands.

Had I not been happy with my box, all I need do is call the customer service and they would take care of it with a full refund.  Why would I do that, though?  I liked my box!

I love that it’s personalized!  Your box would probably contain different things because we are different people with different likes.  That’s why I think it would make a great gift.  Your friend will get a personalized style box just for her.  It only costs you $40 and even the shipping is free.  You can also buy yourself a box to try it out.  If you love it, you can subscribe and keep getting a new box personalized for you every month.  Also, unlike some of other subscription programs, you can skip boxes or put your account on hold.

Be sure to keep in touch by following them on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter as well.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Printable Bodycology Coupon – Save $1 on any Bodycology product

Printable Bodycology Coupon

Printable Bodycology coupon

Get a printable BodyCology Coupon and save $1 off any Bodycology product when you like them on Facebook (excludes trial sizes).  A few months ago, Bodycology was giving away free samples of the Wild Poppy Body Creme.  I got it and loved it!  The texture felt like a little bit of luxury in my fingertips and the fragrance didn’t smell like everything else on the market.  I got the Charmed Apple sample and really like it, too!  I’ll be using this coupon to get my daughter stocking stuffers!

While you are there, be sure to like Free N Clear on Facebook, too!

Oh yeah – I got a lot more posts about  samples,  and free  stuff.

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Free Calvin Klein Perfume Sample – International?

Free Calvin Klein Perfume Sample

Free Calvin Klein Perfume Sample

Get a free Calvin Klein Perfume Sample. Just plug in your address and email to receive a free sample of Beauty, a new fragrance by Calvin Klein.  Doesn’t this just sound like a delightful perfume fragrance?  I think Beauty is a great name for something with undertones of blooming lilies, ambrette seeds, jasmine, and cedarwood. It doesn’t specify US only, so I guess it’s worth trying no matter where you live.

The fine print specifies one postcard sample per customer.  I wish it was more than just a postcard, but I am grateful to get to try it without having to drive to the nearest perfume counter.  If it smells good, lasts for an evening and (most importantly) my husband likes it, I will consider purchasing it.

Be sure to see my other posts about  beauty freebies, cologne and perfume samples and free stuff for women.

 

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Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure Printable Coupon

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure – Over the Moon

I received the latest Influenster Spring Fling Vox Box.  I can’t tell you how delighted I was to discover these beautiful Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure nails!  I’ll be honest – at first I was skeptical.  I had tried press-on nails way back in high school and they looked tacky and fell off within minutes.

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure is different.  I was able to wear them for three days and received several compliments on them.  Some people even asked what salon did my nails.  Unlike some “instant nails”, Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure required no glue.  You just matched the right nail size to your cuticle, pulled the tab covering the adhesive and carefully press them on your nails.  HELPFUL TIPS: Use acetone polish remover to make sure there are no oils.  Hold the nails still for about 15 seconds, pressing firmly.

This pattern is Over-the-Moon and I am going to try to find it again.  They are just adorable!  You can find them at most major drug stores and big box stores (like Wal-Mart).  Right now, you can print a coupon and save $1.00 off Broadway imPRESS nails.  You can even print the coupon twice if you hit the back button.  They come in all kinds of patterns and solids.  There were enough in the box that I was able to do my nails AND give the remaining nails to my daughter.

Look how cute their options are.  I love the adorable packaging, too!

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L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil Review

L’Oreal Age Perfect Skin Care Review

L'Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil Review and Printable CouponOver the last couple of weeks, I have tried out L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal facial oil.  I know that spreading oil on your face sounds heavy, but I didn’t have that problem with this product.  I found that it is lightweight.  L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal has 8 essential oils including:

  1. English Lavender
  2. Rosemary Leaf
  3. Geranium
  4. Orange Peel
  5. Roman Chamomile
  6. Rose Flower
  7. Lavandin
  8. Marjoram Leaf

L’Oreal selected the essential oils in Age Perfect Glow Renewal for their ability to impart a healthy glow to dull, dry skin. I love fragrance and the way it just glides on the skin. Even though it’s an oil, it doesn’t leave my skin oily. The product is quickly absorbed and lightweight. It’s comfortable enough to wear under make-up and even helps it go on smoother.

Pros: lightweight, fragrance, moisturizing
Cons: None.  I could really not find any cons.

I got to try this product free as part of the Tryology program at ExpoTv.  ExpoTv is a cool program!  I joined several months ago and have gotten many invites to share my opinions on everything from cosmetics to cereal and cat food.  Sometimes, ExpoTv will send you a free product to try.   Sometimes, they ask you to review one you already own.  Either way, you review the product and earn points for your review.  Redeem the points for awesome things like Gift Cards, store gift certificates, electronics (like a web cam or Wii remote chargers) and more.

L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil Video Review

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Free Garnier BB Cream Sample

Free Garnier BB Cream Sample

Free Garnier BB Cream SampleFree Garnier BB Cream Sample. US only.   You will receive a sample of Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector.  To get your free sample, just click the link below the image.  It will take you to their free sample page.  They show two different formulations and do not give you the chance to choose one.  I believe you will get a sample of each.

I have used BB creams in the past and found them to be similar to tinted moisturizers with a few extra benefits, depending on the brand.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to try one, now is your chance.

Be sure to see my other posts about cosmetics samples and free skin care stuff!

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